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Woman Thought She Had Food Poisoning, Found Out She Had Stage 4 Colon Cancer

A 34-year-old woman from Washington DC suffering from cramps and gas thought she had food poisoning. Doctors, however, discovered a tumor in her colon, diagnosing her with stage 4 colon cancer.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 30, 2018

Why People With Insomnia Don’t Know They’re Asleep

Experts studied sleep patterns of people with insomnia and found that their brains have difficulty inhibiting cognition responsible for the states of being awake and asleep. More in-depth research is warranted to explore treatments for insomnia.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 30, 2018

Man's Massive Tumor Thought To Be Beer Belly For Years: Can Beer Really Cause A Belly Bulge?

Can drinking beer really lead to a beer belly? There are various ways in which beer can cause fat storage in the belly, and men are more at risk.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 30, 2018

Study Finds Uncertain Results On E-Cigarettes As Useful Tool To Quit Smoking

Within six months, 10 percent of smokers who used cigarettes were able to quit smoking, while 28 percent of those who did not use e-cigarettes successfully quit. More research is needed to study e-cigarettes' effectiveness to help quit smoking.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 30, 2018

Researchers Find The Science Behind The Popping Sound Of Cracking Knuckles: The Good And Bad Sides Of Knuckle-Cracking

Researchers of a new study confirmed a 1971 theory which describes the mechanisms behind the popping sound of cracking knuckles. Are the negative effects of cracking knuckles just myths?

Healthy Living/Wellness March 30, 2018

CDC Releases Report Showing 115 Americans Die Everyday Due To The Opioid Epidemic

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have released a new report showing the effects of the opioid epidemic. It shows that the opioid epidemic is affecting every segment of the U.S. population.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 29, 2018

Drinking Just 1 High-Fat Milkshake May Already Trigger Heart Disease

Researchers discovered that drinking just one high-fat milkshake is already enough to possibly trigger heart disease. The study should serve as a warning for people to think twice about everything that they want to eat and drink.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 30, 2018

Researchers Find That Phubbing May Be Negatively Affecting Relationships: Why You Should Stop Phubbing Around Your Loved Ones

Phubbing occurs when people check their smartphones during a face-to-face interaction with another person. This action can have some negative consequences on those relationships.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 29, 2018

Music Lessons Can Make Children Smarter And Improve Their Academic Performance

School children who received structured musical lessons had significant improvements in cognitive skills, which include inhibition, planning, and memory skills. They also showed improved academic achievement. What are other benefits of music?

Healthy Living/Wellness March 29, 2018

Study: Weight Loss Surgery Can Make Or Break Love Life, Relationships

Drastic weight loss resulting from bariatric surgery can be life-changing. Studies in Sweden show that induced weight loss can either start or end romantic relationships.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 29, 2018

British Man Has First Ever Case Of Antibiotic-Resistant Super Gonorrhea After One-Night Stand

One man's one night of pleasure turned into suffering when he realized that he had caught a strain of antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea. He caught super gonorrhea while he was on vacation in Southeast Asia.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 28, 2018

New Organ Found In Connective Tissues May Explain How Cancers Spread

A new organ, interstitium, was found to facilitate the spread of cancer cells to other parts of the body. It's also filled with lymphatic fluid, which can be used as a specimen for a less invasive diagnostic test.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 28, 2018

380-Pound Girl With Genetic Condition Wins Miss Amazing Pageant: What Is Prader-Willi Syndrome?

A 15-year-old girl from Mississippi, diagnosed with the rare Prader-Willi Syndrome, has won the Miss Amazing crown. PWS is an incurable genetic disease that leads to insatiable hunger and chronic obesity.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 28, 2018

Study Finds 4 Out Of 5 Rubber Ducks Are Very Dirty And Crawling With Bacteria

The quintessential bathtime toy comes with a very dirty secret, it is covered in bacteria, according to a new study. Scientists discovered that 4 out of 5 rubber ducks contained pathogenic bacteria.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 27, 2018

Major Sports Leagues Are Pushing Junk Food To Children, Study Shows

A new study revealed that major sports leagues in the United States, instead of promoting a healthy lifestyle, are pushing junk food to children. Most of the advertisements for food and beverages during sports programs are for unhealthy products.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 27, 2018

Short Bursts Of Exercise Still Beneficial: Here Are Physical Activities For People With Busy Schedules

Running is just one of the many types of exercise that can be incorporated in one's high-intensity interval training. Even ordinary and everyday routines such as gardening can be beneficial, as well.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 26, 2018

Want To Lose Weight? Eat Regular Meals, Says New Study

Though dieting and regular exercise are essential to effective weight management, the best long-term strategy is eating regular meals. A new study highlights the importance of focusing on one's overall wellness than losing pounds.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 25, 2018

Can Meditation Really Improve A Woman’s Sex Life?

A new study looks into whether there’s a link between mindfulness meditation and women’s sex life. As it turns out, women who engage in meditative practices are more likely to report improved sexual functioning.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 24, 2018

Pregnant Women Who Exercise Might Have Shorter Labor, Says New Study

Exercising during pregnancy might lead to shorter labor periods when it’s time to give birth. However, pregnant women should take cautionary steps before engaging in strenuous physical activity.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 24, 2018

Grilled Meat Can Raise Risk For High Blood Pressure: Here Are The Healthiest Ways Of Cooking Meat

Well-done red meat may increase the risk of hypertension, according to a paper presented to the American Heart Association. Experts suggest to cook fresh meats in the right temperature, just enough to kill harmful bacteria.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 24, 2018

Short Bursts Of Exercise Just As Beneficial To Long-Term Health As Vigorous Exercise: Study

A study finds that accumulated minutes of exercise is just as beneficial to long-term health as sustained blocks of exercise. A hundred minutes of exercise a day, whether accumulated or sustained, cuts death risk by 76 percent.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 24, 2018

Back Pain Treatment Is Wrong For Millions Of People, Experts Say

According to a series of studies, millions of people across the world who are suffering from lower back pain are receiving the wrong treatment. The correct way to address the condition does not involve bed rest or high-cost remedies.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 22, 2018

Meat Cooked At High Temperature Can Lead To High Blood Pressure

Researchers have found a link between blood pressure and the way meat is cooked. Their study shows that meat cooked at high temperature can pose risks to a person's health.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 23, 2018

Here’s Why Weight Gain Could Reduce The Number Of Taste Buds And Result to Never-Ending Cycle of Obesity

A new study from Cornell University found that the weight gain poses risks in the reduction of taste buds. This metabolic malfunction often results to the dulling of the sense of taste and consumption of more calories.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 21, 2018

Extreme Morning Sickness During Pregnancy Identified In 2 Genes

A new study suggests that morning sickness might be genetic. A researcher, who herself had suffered from a condition called hyperemesis gravidarum, found two genes that potentially increase risks of morning sickness.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 22, 2018

Kids Now Draw Scientists As Women More Often Than Ever Before, Study Shows

When about 5,000 children were asked to draw a scientist in the 1960s and 1970s, nearly all of the drawings depicted a male scientist. A new study, however, revealed that kids now draw female scientists more often than ever before.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 21, 2018

The Window Seat May Be The Only Place On A Plane To Avoid Catching The Flu

New research revealed which parts of a plane's seating arrangement in relation to someone with the flu should be avoided. It has found that the window seat may be the best place to be to avoid catching the symptoms.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 20, 2018

Students Smoking E-Cigarette That Resembles USB Drive Causing Headache For Teachers

Students in the U.S. are now using an e-cigarette called the Juul that is discrete enough to be mistaken for a USB drive. Schools are now banning both the Juul and USB drives.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 20, 2018

Early Research Suggests Secondhand Marijuana Smoke Can Be Harmful

Prevailing wisdom for years has been that only secondhand smoke from cigarettes is harmful to people, but new research may be upending that. Secondhand marijuana smoke may be just as harmful as cigarette smoke.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 19, 2018

Vaping Not As Safe As Promoted: Study Finds E-Cigarettes Can Cause Fatty Liver Disease

It's all a marketing ploy, warns researchers. Apparently, they have found vaping to be as dangerous as smoking actual cigarettes because it can lead to liver disease.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 20, 2018

Game-Changing Stem Cell Treatment Gives Multiple Sclerosis Patients Hope

Stem cell transplants may be the answer to multiple sclerosis. A new study found that haematopoietic stem cell transplantation was highly successful in diminishing the symptoms of multiple sclerosis patients.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 19, 2018

Lavender And Tea Tree Oils Contain Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals That Can Cause Abnormal Breast Enlargement In Boys

Chemicals in lavender and tea tree oils mimic the female sex hormone estrogen and inhibit the effects of the male sex hormone androgen. This may explain a potential link between exposure to essential oils and gynecomastia in boys.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 18, 2018

American Adults Drink 17.5 Billion Drinks A Year: What Binge Drinking Does To The Body

The CDC found that American adults can binge drink up to seven drinks on a single occasion. Such a practice can affect the brain, heart, pancreas, liver, and even the immune system.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 18, 2018

Binge Drinkers Have An Average Of 7 Drinks At One Time, According To CDC Study

The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention released a new study showing that people who binge drink have an average of 7 drinks at a time. To be considered a binge drinker, people need to drink 5 or more drinks at a time.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 16, 2018

World Sleep Day: The Importance Of Sleep, The Damages Of Sleep Deprivation, And The Promise Of 'Heartfulness Meditation'

Today is World Sleep Day, a celebration of the importance of sleep. Here's why it has such a huge role in our lives, why sleep deprivation is dangerous, and how 'Heartfulness Meditation' could improve sleep quality.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 16, 2018

Chlamydia, The Most Common STD, Doubles Ovarian Cancer Risk

Chlamydia, the most common sexually transmitted disease, possibly doubles ovarian cancer risk. Women who are diagnosed with ovarian cancer do not have good chances of survival, with 55 percent succumbing to the disease within five years after diagnosis.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 16, 2018

Coffee May Affect The Body's Cannabinoid Metabolism: Study

Just how much can coffee affect the body? A new research finds that drinking coffee actually affects changes in more than a hundred metabolites in the blood.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 16, 2018

Americans Are Exercising More, But Obesity Is Still On The Rise: CDC

CDC data shows that physical activity among Americans are on the rise, but so is obesity. What could be stopping Americans from getting to a healthy weight?

Healthy Living/Wellness March 16, 2018

Husband Gifts Own Kidney To His Wife For Their 23rd Anniversary

A husband just gave his wife the gift of her life — literally. For their 23rd wedding anniversary, Cesar gave Monica his own kidney, putting a stop to her suffering.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 15, 2018

Physically Fit Middle-Age Women Nearly 90 Percent Less Likely To Develop Dementia

Middle-age women who are highly fit are 90 percent less likely to be diagnosed of dementia within 44 years. If they do develop the neurological disease, they get diagnosed 11 years later than their moderately fit counterparts.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 15, 2018

Smoking Can Increase The Risk Of Going Deaf By 60 Percent

Smoking has many negative health effects that range from cancer to death, now there's another that smokers have to look out for. Smoking can lead to people becoming deaf.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 14, 2018

Your Genes Might Explain Why You Have A Great Deal Of Empathy

A new research sheds some light on why certain people seem to have more empathy than others. Could it be because of differences in genetics?

Healthy Living/Wellness March 13, 2018

Barbershop Visits May Help Lower Your Blood Pressure

Going to the barbershop can help a person lower their blood pressure, according to a new study. It has been seen that the ambiance of barbershops is conducive to men being more open to suggestions of visiting a doctor.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 13, 2018

Sleepiness During The Day May Be A Sign Of Alzheimer's Disease

A new study confirmed the link between sleepiness during the day and the buildup of amyloid in the brain. The accumulation of amyloid is one of the first pre-clinical stages of Alzheimer's disease.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 13, 2018

Third-Hand Smoke Exposure May Lead To Higher Lung Cancer Risk, Especially For Babies

A study revealed that third-hand smoke, the pollutants left in dust and surfaces even after smokers have stopped, may lead to a higher lung cancer risk. Babies were identified as the most susceptible to the negative effects of third-hand smoke.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 12, 2018

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